During the month of October, Southern Farm Network will bring you a special series on the race for NC Ag Commissioner. Every Thursday and Friday, we'll talk with both candidates about key issues impacting North Carolina agriculture and agribusiness. Hear what incumbent Steve Troxler (R) and challenger Walter Smith (D) have to say about the following five topics:
• Securing adequate state funding for ag programs with less representation from rural areas
• Immigration reform and labor issues
• Farm Bill
• Future of farming in terms of sustainability; attracting young farmers; estate taxes; and land preservation
• Role of extension and research as production agriculture evolves with new technology, crop diversification and contracting of value-added crops.
Get educated on these key issues impacting our industry and let your voice be heard on Tuesday, Nov. 6!